The FTA has demanded assurances from Scotland’s transport minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open to all vehicles on 4 January. The closure of the bridge has caused huge financial headaches for many logistics companies, with vehicles forced to take a 50-mile detour via the Kincardine Bridge, which has experienced 11-mile tailbacks at the busiest times. The trade association said it knows of one parcel firm that is reporting additional costs of £11,000 a week for fuel and extra […]
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.
The volume of goods carried by rail in Great Britain fell last year by 5.5%, new figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have shown.
The FTA has welcomed a new safety initiative by insurance firm Aviva aimed at reducing the number of collisions between cyclists and LGVs – but has stressed that cyclist safety is not just a matter for truck operators.